Where: Philadelphia, PA
Dedication Date: 9/10/2015
Donation Type: Solar Trams
Size: 10 Vehicles
Claim to Fame: First solar at the nation's first zoo!
Like many other Philadelphia landmarks and institutions, the Philadelphia Zoo is an American first. The charter establishing the Zoological Society of Philadelphia was approved and signed on March 21, 1859. Due to the Civil War, however, it was another 15 years before America’s first zoo was ready to open.
The Zoo’s 42-acre Victorian garden is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered. By connecting people with wildlife, the Philadelphia Zoo creates joyful discovery and inspires action for animals and habitats. And now thanks to a $100,000 donation from the Sun Club, (our 80th dedication!), 10 new solar-powered trams have been added to the zoo grounds to help the staff and folks who need help getting around ride with electric power provided by the sun!